In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal tech questions column, a reader asked for Walt Mossberg’s advice on the best way to assure that all their digital documents will remain safe.
Walt’s advice included backing up key files, like documents and photos, on a frequent basis. He emphasizes that back ups should be performed both locally, like on an external hard disk, and remotely, to a cloud-based backup service. This is something we totally agree with! Walt suggests CrashPlan as an option for backup, and makes reference to a recent review of CrashPlan by his colleague, Katie Boehret.
For Walt’s official answer, visit Mossberg’s Mailbox from March 6, 2012.